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What does an infected incision look like?

What does an infected incision look like?

Red, Hot, Tender: An infected incision will look very red and blanch to the touch. It will also be very warm and tender to the touch. There will be more swelling than normal. There may or may not be pus or foul smelling drainage coming from the wound. If your wound has any of these characteristics you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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What does an infected incision site look like?

What does an infected incision site look like?

Infected site: The incision site would be red, swollen and hot to touch. The cut skin sides are not joined together by staples or sutures there may be drainage of purulent fluid with smell or bubbly crepitus underneath the skin. It can be superficial, deep in fascia or in the organ inside. Thanks. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my hysterectomy incision is infected?

Infection: If the incision is red (especially redness extending out from the incision) swollen, or draining i would suspect infection. Of course elevated temperature and increasing pain are also worrisome signs. ...Read more

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Can incision get infected if staples are in too long?

Unusual: Not very common but can certainly lead to some local redness around the staples, on occasion a secondary onfection around the staple may develop but usually the whole incision is not involved ...Read more

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How often do surgical incisions post laminectomy get infected.

Lumbar Infections: Lumbar wounds should have a 1-2% infection rate. If obesity is present, that figure could increase by another 2-3%. ...Read more

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How do u no if ur C-section incision is infected?

How do u no if ur C-section incision is infected?

redness, oozing: Some irritation is normal. But if your incision is leaking more than a little yellow or bloody fluid, or is red and swollen, you should get it checked to be sure you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Can you moisturizer on cyst incision if still infected?

Would not recommend: Wait till the infection has healed and the incision has healed before using moisturizers. Using it now while the incision is till open may intruduce another infection and delay healing. Get well. ...Read more

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Is my C-section incision infected if when i wipe it its brown?

See an OB/GYN: If you have any questions about whether or not your incision may be infected would strongly recommend that you have it seen by the surgeon who performed the procedure. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an infected incision from a c section?

By looking : You will need to look at your incision. Pus draining out is an obvious sign. If it is red, swollen, and tender this is another sign. If you have fever then that's more evidence. If you aren't sure you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Still have an infected incision where i had open heart 4 years ago?

Be seen: You definitely need to see your surgeon or regular doctor. I would be mostly concerned about the wiring that sews the sternum back together causing a foreign body reaction. ...Read more

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